A case has been filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and activists in Khulna for allegedly attacking cops and obstructing government work.
Ajit Kumar Das, sub-inspector at Khulna Sadar police station, filed the case in connection with the clash with policemen on Saturday night (April 1).
The clash happened during a sit-in program on April 1 in front of the party office at Khulna's KD Ghosh Road to protest the rising gas, electricity, and food prices.
The case was filed against 800 leaders and activists, naming 59 people including its BNP's Central Information Affairs Secretary Azizul Bari Helal, Khulna district unit President Amir Ejaz Khan, and General Secretary Monirul Hasan Bappi for attacking police vehicles and obstructing government work on Saturday.
However, BNP leaders claimed that 15-20 leaders and activists were injured during the clash on Saturday after the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.
Earlier on Saturday, as part of the ongoing simultaneous movement, BNP, its associate bodies and like-minded parties observed two-hour sit-in programmes in all divisional cities and district towns.
They are pressing home their 10-point demand, including holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government.
BDST: 1436 HRS, APRIL 02, 2023